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Title: 식객 / Gourmet
Also known as: Trencherman / Best Chef
Chinese title : 食客
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 24 + 1 Special
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2008-June-16 to 2008-Sept-09
Air time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 21:55 (9:55 Korean time)


Sung Chan is a talented cook. He peddles food from his truck all over the country to discover the best and precious traditional Korean cuisines.


Kim Rae Won as Sung Chan
Nam Sang Mi as Jin Soo
Kim So Yun as Joo Hee
Kwon Oh Joong as Oh Bong Joo

Extended Cast

Won Ki Joon as Min Woo
Choi Bul Ahm as Mr. Oh (Head Chef / Bong Joo’s father)
Choi Jae Kwon as Sung Shik Gaek (Sung Chan’s friend)
Kang Nam Gil as Director Han (Jin Soo’s boss)
Jung Jin as Ja Woon
Shim Yang Hong as Joo Hee’s father
Kim Ae Kyung as Madam Jo
Lee Won Yong as Jong Goo
Lee Won Jong as Dal Pyung
Shim Hoon Ki as Ki Jung
Kim Sun Hyuk as Sang Ki
Choi Jae Hwan as Suk Dong
Do Yoon Joo as General Manager
Kim Hae Jung as Manager Kang
Kim Da In

Production credits

Original Work: Comic by Heo Young Man
Producer: Lee Jin Seck
Scriptwriter: Choi Wan Kyu and Park Hoo-jung


1. According to Lee Jin Seck of JS Pictures, the production cost of Gourmet will apparently increase to 10 billion won (roughly about $10.6 million USD).
2. Originally it was thought that MBC would be airing this drama but SBS finally won the rights to air this drama.

Episode Ratings

2008-06-17113.2 (5th)13.9 (5th)
2008-06-17216.1 (3rd)17.5 (3rd)
2008-06-23316.4 (4th)17.7 (2nd)
2008-06-24416.0 (3rd)17.3 (2nd)
2008-06-30516.4 (3rd)17.0 (3rd)
2008-07-01618.3 (2nd)19.4 (2nd)
2008-07-07718.1 (3rd)19.3 (2nd)
2008-07-08820.2 (2nd)20.7 (2nd)
2008-07-14918.9 (3rd)20.1 (2nd)
2008-07-151020.7 (2nd)21.8 (2nd)
2008-07-211121.8 (2nd)23.5 (1st)
2008-07-221222.4 (2nd)23.3 (2nd)
2008-07-281321.7 (2nd)21.6 (2nd)
2008-07-291423.5 (2nd)24.4 (1st)
2008-08-041520.7 (2nd)21.1 (2nd)
2008-08-051623.4 (2nd)23.8 (2nd)
2008-08-111723.5 (2nd)24.0 (1st)
2008-08-181822.1 (2nd)23.0 (2nd)
2008-08-251923.3 (2nd)23.9 (2nd)
2008-08-262022.9 (2nd)23.0 (2nd)
2008-09-012120.6 (3rd)21.5 (2nd)
2008-09-022219.1 (2nd)20.5 (2nd)
2008-09-082320.5 (3rd)21.2 (3rd)
2008-09-092426.7 (2nd)27.9 (1st)

Source : TNS Media Korea


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